News & Publications

We are pleased to bring you the latest news and information about the work that the Urban Affairs Coalition is doing in the community.

For further media information and/or questions, please contact: Brandon Johnson by phone at 215-851-1931 or by email at bjohnson2@uac.org.

News

June 15, 2011
A ceremony for the second graduating class of the Arise Academy Charter High School, the nation’s first public charter high school for youth in foster care, will honor 18 graduates on June 16, 2011...
June 9, 2011
With umbrellas in hand, concerned Pennsylvanians gathered outside City Hall today to tell elected officials now is not the time to put hundreds of millions of dollars into the state’s Rainy Day Fund....
June 9, 2011
Education advocates opened umbrellas today outside Philadelphia City Hall, but not because it was raining. They held umbrellas at Dilworth Plaza, just west of City Hall, to send the message to...
May 18, 2011
The board of directors of Arise Academy Charter High School, the nation's first public charter high school dedicated exclusively to students in foster care, has announced the appointment of its new...
May 17, 2011
When it was announced to the world that U.S. forces had killed Public Enemy No. 1, Osama bin Laden, I got the news as a text message on my BlackBerry from a friend who'd received an alert from his...
May 9, 2011
Looking for money to repair your home? Even if your credit is less-than-perfect you may qualify for a loan. The Urban Affairs Coalition works with the City of Philadelphia and community lenders to...
May 9, 2011
NeighborWorks America launched a national scam education campaign in October 2009. Local campaigns are being undertaken in Philadelphia and other cities to help combat mortgage foreclosure and...
May 5, 2011
One Day At A Time (ODAAT) fortifies its commitment to progression and solutions for the epidemic of drug and alcohol addiction in Philadelphia by hosting its inaugural Recovery Weekend, May 5-7, 2011...
May 4, 2011
Last week, Mayor Nutter and Congressman Bob Brady opened the first of a series of new public computer centers aimed at reaching the estimated 41 percent of city residents who do not have access to...
April 30, 2011
The Coalition is deeply saddened by the recent passing of philanthropist John C. Haas. Mr. Haas was a true champion of community service, and a 42-year supporter of the Urban Affairs Coalition. The...

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